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Vexed, Overcoming the Demonic (Part 27) Spirit of Jealousy (Part 1)

Divination is the practice of attempting to foretell the future or discover hidden or forbidden knowledge through supernatural means. It is considered the Pagan counterpart to prophetic ministry and knowledge received from God's word and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Manifestations of a spirit of divination include fortune-telling, soothsaying, idol worship, astrology, zodiacs, horoscopes, magic, hypnosis, enchanters, diviners, warlocks, witches, sorcerers, wizards, mediums, familiar spirits, clairvoyants, necromancers, conjurers, psychedelic drugs, and rebellion. It is mentioned that a spirit of divination may speak the truth to gain attention and lead people astray. Divination is condemned by God and considered an abomination because it leads people to seek satanic intelligence instead of relying on God's word and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The practice involves having other gods alongside Jehovah God, which is compared to a man having other women while being married. The use of altars is discussed, highlighting their role in invoking the presence and power of the supernatural God Jehovah. Altars grant permission for spiritual powers to operate in specific places or territories. God requires the tearing down of demonic altars, emphasizing the importance of purity in one's altar. Idol worship is linked to the occult, as idols and images develop into occult practices, satisfying mankind's desires for knowledge and power. There are two sources of supernatural information: God and Satan. God's knowledge is legitimate and comes from light, while Satan's knowledge is dark and illegitimate, leading to destruction. In the 27th installment of the "Vexed" series, Pastor Kilpatrick examines the spirit of jealousy as presented in biblical contexts. The first part of his message emphasizes jealousy's presence in both the Old and New Testaments and differentiates it from envy. Pastor Kilpatrick also provides a comprehensive checklist to help individuals recognize symptoms of jealousy and envy in themselves. In the sequel, Pastor Kilpatrick focuses on the inner workings of envy and jealousy. He encourages the audience to introspect, asking if they rejoice in others' misfortunes due to jealousy. Drawing from Proverbs 19, he underscores the tranquility that comes from contentment and a life free from jealousy. Pastor Kilpatrick expounds on the dangerous and pervasive nature of jealousy, noting how it spans across various professions and walks of life. He shares anecdotes from his ministry, relating them to the tormenting aspects of jealousy. He especially emphasizes the destructive outcomes of breaching sacred covenants, like marital vows, using a tale to illustrate how such actions can lead to the entrapment of the spirit of jealousy. The sermon underscores the necessity of divine intervention to overcome jealousy's stronghold. Pastor Kilpatrick underscores the debilitating hold jealousy has over individuals and the importance of seeking deliverance. Ending with communion takes center stage, with an emphasis on Jesus' sacrifice. Pastor Kilpatrick elaborates on the Crown of Thorns that Jesus wore, highlighting its significance in granting freedom from mental and emotional torment. The congregation is asked to reflect and repent, seeking redemption from the sins of jealousy and envy. As the sermon concludes, Pastor Kilpatrick touches upon the state of America, emphasizing the nation's drift away from God and the consequences thereof.
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